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Obama Super PAC beefs up senior management team

Former Kerry campaign manager and longtime head of EMILY’s List, Mary Beth Cahill, is joining Priorities USA, the Obama-endorsed SuperPAC.

The first time outside groups played an outsized role in a presidential campaign was in 2004, the year Cahill ran Kerry’s campaign. Kerry got a big assist that year from a slew of outside Democratic groups, including the largest one known as Americans Coming Together (ACT).

It is that experience, knowing what outside groups do well and not so well, that is supposed to make her a valuable asset to the SuperPAC that is still struggling to match the power of the big Republican SuperPACs.

“Mary Beth brings an enormous wealth of experience in national campaigns and we couldn’t be happier that she’s joining us," said Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton. "As the election draws closer, her expertise in strategy and targeting will be invaluable in ensuring the President’s reelection.”